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Articles tagged with: weather

Nov30

Some 2018 Highlights

Top: Rapid City Fire Department burns park grasses in the spring.
Middle: Park collects, filters and absorbs stormwater during summer downpour.
Bottom: SD Mines student conducts pollinator research in park.

Nov29

Park Successfully Handles 1.5" Downpour

Park Successfully Handles 1.5

A heavy cloudburst on Aug. 14 flooded the park with storm-water runoff from the parking lots and roofs of the nearby church and Hardee's. Although it might look like a tragedy, it really is a success story of how the park was designed to work. All the water soaked into the ground by the next morning instead of washing into the storm sewer which empties into Rapid Creek. And the park suffered no damage other than some bark mulch that washed into the lawn.